Review: Aveda Soothing Aqua Therapy

Before I continue with this post, I have to be honest – I am not a bath person.

Something about seeing a whole tub full of water for just one soak makes me feel guilty. Plus, if I am going to wait ten minutes to fill the bathtub and get the water temperature right, I am going to have to spend at least half an hour (that I don’t have) in it.

Having said so, I was given this aqua bath salts some time back. It has been stored away with the rest of my many skin care, beauty and body products waiting to be opened and used. I finally got to it one day out of sheer desperation after a very sore yoga session.

These bath salts were amazing. They smell like….the ocean. Spa version. I kid you not.

The fine salt granules were still moist (given that I had kept it unused for a long time). The warm salt water really helped ease the tension and muscles on my thighs, back and shoulder. Even after the bath, my skin smelt ocean clean and remained wonderfully soft.

Aveda Soothing Aqua Therapy Bath Salts

Notice how fine and moist the bath salts look. They smell amazingly fresh too.

Epsom salt baths have long been used to relieve muscle pain and reduce inflammation. Read Epsom salt versus Bath salt.  According to the Epsom Salt Council (I did not know that even salt has a council), the official recommended time to soak in Epsom salt is 12 minutes, three times a day. Yup. 12 minutes. Not 11, not 13. Exactly 12.

But then again, bath salts are not exactly Epsom salt. Something to post about next. And seriously, I don’t see myself filling a bathtub with 200-270 litres of water just for a 11-minute spa dip.

If you are someone who loves your bath, please share with me how and what you enjoy about soaking in the bath. I really would like to understand, and maybe cultivate the habit of a luxury soak once in a while.

So, while this product is amazing, I (unfortunately) do not use it very often.

This product was listed as one of Kat’s Best Products Reviewed for 2012.

Editor's Rating

Quality 9.5
Aromatherapy 9.5
Packaging 9.5
Fabulous quality bath salts infused with the scent of the fresh ocean. Guaranteed to relax your mind, body and soul.
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